Christianity is not alone in having a Golden Rule, but there is a striking
difference. Christ’s Golden rule is positive; others are negative. The Talmud
of Judaism said, “What is hateful to you, do not to your fellow men.”
Brahmanism said, “Do naught unto others which would cause you pain if done
to you.” Buddhism said, “Hurt not others in ways that you yourself
find hurtful.” Confucianism said, “Do not unto others that you would
not have them do unto you.” Christ’s Golden Rule is positive, “Do to
others, as you would have them do to you.” It is a significant difference.
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